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Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1) August 25, 2015: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde While I am very much a fan of recovery [...] by

Pretending to Disrupt, Merely Distracting: Plundering Privilege in the World of Poetry August 11, 2015: It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me and knows I grew up steeped in the south’s Bible Belt culture of racism that I am compelled to reflect on the surrounding culture, specifically [...] by

Rubyfloetics: A Period Poem Mixtape April 29, 2015: I wrote the poem Ruby Flo one summer during my undergraduate years. I was staying at my boyfriend’s family home because my mom and I were steady fighting. His mother didn’t really want me there. [...] by

‘If you can’t be free, be a mystery': Billie Holiday, Rita Dove, and Jazz Elegies at Paris Review July 21, 2014: At Paris Review, Chantal McStay considers jazz elegies, specifically in Rita Dove’s poetry that explores the life, legacy—and sound—of Billie Holiday. This past Thursday marked the 55-year [...] by

In the Spotlight at NYTimes: Dark Room Collective May 27, 2014: Dark Room Collective is in the spotlight at NYTimes, where Jeff Gordinier pays tribute to the collective’s past and future. Late in 1987, two young poets made the trek to New York to attend the [...] by

Denise Duhamel on Great Books by Women Authors to Check Out in 2014 (Or Sooner) December 18, 2013: Yeah! Check them all out at Huffington Post! As the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2013, I had a unique opportunity to examine where we are as a culture in terms of verse. As the series [...] by

Poetry Anthology Wars October 14, 2013: As I mentioned in a previous post, I am teaching a creative writing class, the first time in eight years, for the Cincinnati Art Academy. I’m also teaching the survey in British and American poetry [...] by

Rita Dove Pens New Poem for Trayvon Martin July 16, 2013: Three days after the verdict, the George Zimmerman acquittal continues to reverberate. Rita Dove, the country’s first African American poet laureate and the second African American to receive [...] by

Evie Shockley on the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry June 7, 2013: Evie Shockley contributed this fantastic analysis of the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry, published in 2011, edited by Rita Dove, to the Boston Review. Mostly, Shockley spends a [...] by

Jonas Mekas Reviews The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry May 1, 2012: Renowned avant-gardist writer, curator and filmmaker Jonas Mekas gives the most honest review yet of The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry in this video diary. “John Wieners is not [...] by